Bombay (1995)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Musical, Romance

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A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.

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  • Manisha Koirala and Arvind Swamy in Bombay (1995)
  • Bombay (1995)
  • Manisha Koirala and Arvind Swamy in Bombay (1995)
  • Manisha Koirala and Arvind Swamy in Bombay (1995)
  • Bombay (1995)
  • Bombay (1995)

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Mani Ratnam


Mani Ratnam (story/screenplay), Umesh Sharma (dialogue)

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5 June 2014 | jahangirhussain74
frightening but excellent
Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam has attempted a film on inter-religion marriage and the aftermath of communal riots and came out with flying colors. Ratnam has struck all the right chords here as nothing in this film looks out of place and almost all characters have given their very best.

Arvind Swamy shows that he has what it takes to be the numero uno in the industry after his superb performance in Roja while Manisha Koirala is indeed very good here as a Muslim girl torn between her family and her Hindu lover and then a distraught mother of lost twins. None of the actresses portray vulnerability on screen like she does. Nassar is good as the hero's father while Kitty pitches in another believable performance as the heroine's Muslim father.

Music is excellent and I understand why after Bombay, Ratnam chooses A.R. Rahman as the music composer for most of his films. Cinematography is breath-taking and the scenarios of the rural India and the suburban Mumbai have been captured genuinely and beautifully.

Bombay easily goes down in cinematic history as a classic and it does show some disturbing pictures of the aftermath of the Hindu-Muslim riot like charred, deformed bodies of little children after being burnt down which is truly heart wrenching and might melt even the stone-hearted.

Just brilliant! Give it a shot.

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